The Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC) is an interdisciplinary, campuswide program designed to provide individualized training for graduate students. This program prepares individuals for research and teaching careers in ecology and evolutionary biology and produces scientists who are both technically competent and broadly educated in ecology and evolutionary biology.

A Ph.D. student declares three areas of emphasis:

  • A general area of ecology or evolution
  • A complementary general area (e.g., behavior, systematics, physiology, genetics)
  • A specific area related to the dissertation

  • Congratulations to PEEC student Alonso Favela for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Alonso‚Äôs application was based on his dissertation research on the domestication of the maize microbiome. NSF received close to 17,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers (33 to UIUC students). Congratulations to Alonso on receiving this highly competitive fellowship!
  • Incoming PEEC PhD student Sada Egenriether was awarded a 3-year Illinois Distinguished Fellowship to support her dissertation research on microbial communities involved in nitrogen cycling processes. Sada will be advised by Dr. Angela Kent and Dr. Wendy Yang. Congratulations to Sada on receiving this prestigious fellowship!
  • Incoming PEEC PhD student Rosemary Garcia was awarded a 3-year Graduate Research Fellowship to support her graduate studies examining how climate and non-climate factors influence the change in vegetation cover over time. Rosemary will work with Dr. Jonathan Greenberg for her dissertation research. Congratulations to Rosemary on her outstanding record of achievement that was recognized by the Graduate College in awarding this competitive fellowship!

Contact Us:

286 Morrill Hall, MC-120
505 South Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801  USA
Phone: 217/ 333-3044; Fax: 217/ 244-1224
PEEC-Support@illinois.edu